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piece

 [pēs]
a part or portion.
end piece the terminal portion of the tail of the spermatozoon. See illustration at spermatozoon.
middle piece an anterior portion of the tail of the spermatozoon, between the neck and the anulus. See illustration at spermatozoon.
principal piece the main portion of the tail of a spermatozoon, beginning at the anulus and gradually tapering toward the end piece. See illustration at spermatozoon.

piece

(pēs),
A part or portion.
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This method would be fair to all pupils, as many children do well in class but go to pieces when faced with examinations.
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Some police officers just go to pieces, when they are confronted by a live target, even though that target may have been, as in this case, under police restraint, before being shot.